Bustard (no. 5) with West Hudson AA, Spalding’s Official Soccer Foot Ball Guide, 1916-17.

Reading your own obituary: Samuel Bustard, the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic, and the evolution of New York Metro Area soccer

June 19, 2020


ASL, NAFL, New Jersey, New York, Newark:

Kurt Rausch’s examination of the career of Samuel Bustard — who was widely, and wrongly, reported dead during the 1918 Spanish Flu epidemic — illuminates soccer in the New York Metro Area in the 1910s and 1920s.